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Schooner Surprise

16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
+1 207-236-4687
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Schooner Surprise is a great deal of fun!

The captain and the mate were very friendly and let us help with the sailing! We had a great time... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Meredith H
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West Lafayette, Indiana
Great Sail

My only complaint is that we had to go back to the harbor so soon. The captain and first mate were... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
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A two hour sail and private charters out of Camden Harbor on the elegant Surprise, lets you experience both Camden and Penobscot Bay in a truly special and memorable way.
  • Excellent93%
  • Very good5%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
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16 Public Lndg, Camden, ME 04843-1748
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The captain and the mate were very friendly and let us help with the sailing! We had a great time and would go back again!

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Meredith, Thanks so much for reviewing your sail on Surprise. Glad to hear you got to get involved hoisting sails and driving the boat. We hope to have you aboard again in the future. Best, Nicole

Reviewed 1 week ago

My only complaint is that we had to go back to the harbor so soon. The captain and first mate were great. The boat was beautifully maintained I will be back for moreMore

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Stephen, Thanks for you review. I know how you feel, the time seems to go so fast when you are on the water. Thanks for mentioning our upkeep of the boat, my husband and I spend months in the water working on Surprise to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great tour, very friendly crew..... but no wind! I loved the size of the sailboat. Very clean and beautiful sailsMore

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for you kind review. We to love the size of Surprise and the fact that she only takes 18 people makes it more of an intimate ride. Hope you will be back to sail again on a windier day. Kind regards, Nicole...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took sunset cruise leaving at 7:15 returning in starlight. Wonderful crew and boat. We enjoyed byob but neededcorkscrew

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Albert, Thanks for your review of your sunset sail! Our guests really enjoy the BYOB on the boat that way everyone can bring what the like. Unfortunately a few of our corkscrews walked off the boat, but we have replaced them! Best, Nicole

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Professional but fun crew, wonderful boat, and great scenery made for a great 2 hr (maybe too short!) sailing experience! Recommend you take them up on their advice and bring your own beverages and snacks to make it even more enjoyable.

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thomas, Thanks for taking time to write a review of you sail. Glad you enjoyed both the incredible Maine scenery and our staff on board. We hope to sail with again soon. All the best, Nicole

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great time sailing. This was our first time. We had three in our party that were scared of water and rhe staff didn't make fun of them for wanting life jackets. Made our entire party feel welcome.More

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nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Michelle, Thank for taking the time to write your review. So happy to hear that our staff took great care to make sure all were comfortable. The wonderful thing is when people can take themselves out of their comfort zone to do something they...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always take a schooner ride on Schooner Surprise. this was our granddaughter's first ride. It was a beautiful morning. The ocean sparkled. the captain did an excellent job telling the history of the schooner and the history of Camden. Perfect!More

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Thank Ken B
nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Ken, Thanks so much for returning each year to sail on Schooner Surprise. Wonderful that you were able to bring your daughter out to enjoy the sail as well. Glad you enjoyed the rich history that both the area and our boat have. We look...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This schooner is available for harbor sailing tours. This is a very nice, very old boat in excellent condition. Fun to be on a multi- masted boat. Very enjoyable way to spend the evening. Well worth the effort. The crew was great and very knowledgeable.

Thank Courtney B
nicoletdar, Owner at Schooner Surprise, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Courtney, So happy you enjoyed your evening sail aboard Surprise. That is one of my favorite times to be on the water. Great to hear that enjoyed the time with our staff as well. We hope to sail with you again soon. Best, Nicole

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Schooner Surprise was a very enjoyable way to spend a sunny afternoon on the beautiful waters of Maine

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful cruise and we're lucky enough to see ships come in for a regatta happening that afternoon! I helped hoist the sails. Must do when in Camden!

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Anita Grace W
July 20, 2017|
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Response from Carol H | Reviewed this property |
You can bring your own drinks
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eileen2255
August 19, 2016|
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Response from Wayne S | Reviewed this property |
Yes... great experience. There's only one sail with the music and desert... Also, if you ask, you can help them set the sails and steer the boat for awhile
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eileen2255
August 19, 2016|
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Response from MSinBklyn | Reviewed this property |
There's a "head"-- in other words, a small on board portapotty!
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